Risk of 'economic distress and social discontent' on horizon: WEF report

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The World Economic Forum and Zurich Insurance Group warned today of widespread "economic distress and social discontent" over the next 18 months unless world leaders, businesses and policy-makers work together to manage the fallout of the pandemic. As economies restart, there is an opportunity to embed greater societal equality and sustainability into the recovery, which would unleash a new era of prosperity. This is the conclusion of a the report, Covid-19 Risks Outlook: A Preliminary Mapping and Its Implications, published today by the World Economic Forum in partneship with Zurich Ins...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.